Fountains of Berns, Switzerland

You don’t have to pay for all the glorious sights you see in Berns. There are eleven decorated fountains along the streets, very colorful and almost life size, which you can view for free. You won’t miss them as you stroll along the curved cobbled streets of the Old Town of Berns.

These statues were made in 1545. The statues depict historical and folklore characters. The walking tour of Berns is along the streets Marktgasse, Kramgasse and Gerechtigkeitgasse, most of the eleven statues are along these streets.

While all of them look good, one is bound to leave a deep impact in minds of children and adult alike. It is the statue of a giant snacking on a child and couple of children gripped with left arm as if to devour them later.

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28 Responses

  1. Sehr schön liebe Indrani, danke dass Du mein Heimatland der Welt mit Deinen schönen Fotos vorzeigst…

    Liebe Grüsse


  2. EG Wow says:

    Oh my! That one of the giant is rather gruesome. 🙂

  3. Liza says:

    Wonderful shots!

    Happy sky watching.

    Liz @ A Simple Life

  4. Sylvia K says:

    Gorgeous blue skies, Indrani, and the fountain are fascinating — particularly the last one!! Not sure I'd want to hang around there too late at night! I can imagine the effect it could have on children!! Superb captures as always! Have a great weekend!


  5. Joop Zand says:

    Lovely pictures….well done.

    Greetings, Joop

  6. OMG, the last status could be traumatic to little kids.

    My sky is here

  7. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, thanks for sharing these lovely fountains and statues. Great photos, happy skywatching!

  8. My says:

    Oh, I love taking pics of different statues whenever I see one. There's always infos about them, like the ones you posted here. I so love the second one, looks so ethnic. And they're all beautifully taken.

  9. Hilary says:

    Wow.. that is a tad over the top. But 1545.. they hold up really well.

  10. George says:

    These fountains are fascinating. Although that one may be a little gruesome, they are all very artistic and well done.

  11. The best sightings come Free 😀 Interesting shots! Each one of them showcases its own mood n a Masterpc in themselves.

  12. Pietro says:

    Wonderful images of the decorated fountains of Bern! The Old Town is really attractive!

  13. Rajesh says:

    Very grand statues.

  14. Anu says:

    wonderful!!! definitely unforgettable! esp the last one!

  15. Kim, USA says:

    My kind of place to visit and take a lot of photos! Great place thanks for sharing.

  16. Aarti says:

    Wow, each of the sculptures are so rich in details and colours… amazing shots:)

  17. Cloudia says:

    living city museum

    Aloha from Waikiki;

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  18. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful statues – and so old!

  19. SueAnn says:

    1500's!! Oh my! Fabulous!

  20. Fantastic statues, around almost 500 years. Hard to imagine here where 100 years is considered really old.

  21. Gary says:

    Another great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  22. Carver says:

    The blue sky makes a great backdrop for the fabulous architecture and statues.

  23. RNSANE says:

    I guess, instead of spending a whole day inside at the Legal Institute of Medicine, I should have been out sightseeing. I did get to see quite bit but I miss a good deal.

    We spent the night at our friend's home, near Fribourg, then stayed overnight at Interlaken, before taking a train on to Geneva for a night. Our last night, we went back to Zurich for a night where we had stayed on our arrival.

    I went back again to see Werner another time, with two other forensic nurse friends.

  24. Very good photos.


  25. Nice pictures. Thanks.

  26. Hi Indrani!

    I just wanted to say thanks again for submitting these awesome photos of the Swiss fountains to the BT Blog Carnival! This article has been included in the 10th BT Blog Carnival which was published today.

    If you could retweet, stumble, or "Like" this edition of the blog carnival, I would really appreciate it. 🙂 It would also help people discover your article, too!

    Thanks again 🙂

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